Asus Memo Pad 8 vs. iPad Mini 2 Specs and Price Comparison in Australia

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By Sachin Trivedi | January 29, 2014 4:23 PM EST

For readers who are considering buying the Asus Memo Pad 8 or the iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.

Display and Design

The Asus Memo Pad 8 comes with an 8 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 800 x 1280 pixels resolution. The iPad Mini 2 comes with a 7.9 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 1536 x 2048 pixels resolution.

The Asus Memo Pad 8 comes with 212.4 x 127.4 x 10 mm dimensions and weighs 350 grams. The iPad Mini 2 comes with 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm dimensions and weighs 331 grams.

Hardware and Operating System

The Asus Memo Pad 8 is equipped with a 1.6 GHz quad core cortex A9 processor. It comes with 16 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded by up to 64 GB using a Micro SD card.

The iPad Mini 2 is equipped with a 1.3 GHz dual core cyclone processor and Apple A7 chipset. It comes in 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.

The Asus Memo Pad 8 runs on the Android Jelly Bean operating system whereas the iPad Mini 2 runs on the iOS 7 operating system. Both the devices have 1 GB of RAM.

Camera

The Asus Memo Pad 8 sports a 5 MP primary camera and a 1.2 MP secondary camera. The iPad Mini 2 also sports a 5 MP primary camera with autofocus and the secondary camera on the device is 1.2 MP.

Battery

The Asus Memo Pad 8 comes with a non-removable Li-Po 3950 mAh battery whereas the iPad Mini 2 comes with a non-removable 23.8 Wh Li-Po battery.

Price in Australia

The Asus Memo Pad 8 with 16 GB of internal memory is priced at around AU $369.95. The iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $499.95, the 32 GB variant is priced at around AU $629.95, the 64 GB variant is priced at around AU $749.95 and the 128 GB variant is priced at around AU $869.95 in Australia.

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